I’m always on the lookout for math stations that will make math workshop run smoothly. Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite math stations: Math Sorts! Why use math sorts?

- There is no prep! Just print, place at a math station, and you’re done!
- They are organized by standard! You can easily pick what standard you want your students to practice.
- There are two versions that allow you to differentiate as needed.

I introduce math sorting as part of my whole group lessons and also during my small groups. After students understand the concept, I start placing math sorts in the independent center. I display the following sheet at the math station

#### Directions:

DAY 1:

- Write your Name & Date!
- Write your number on the back of each card.
- Cut out the sorting cards.
- Sort the cards into categories.
- Discuss with your partner how you sorted your cards.
- Store cards & sorting paper in baggie.

DAY 2:

- Re-sort your cards.
- Discuss with your partner how you sorted your cards.
- Glue sorting paper and cards inside math notebook.
- Explain how you sorted your cards in your math notebook.

Below is a picture of a math sort from my Operations & Algebraic Thinking sorts. You can click on the image to download a FREE math sorts for you to try in your classroom.

If you are interested in more math sorts, view the bundle PREVIEW. The preview includes more FREE math sorts that you can use to make sure this product is right for your classroom 🙂 Thank you for reading!

**Available for grades 2-5**

Do you have these for 2nd grade? I didn’t see them…

Grades 2-5 are now available: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Math-Tech-Connections/Price-Range/Above-10/Search:sorts

I noticed a pin about the flourescent colored bags for Math Stations. I cannot find any details on them. Desperately trying to differentiate Math in Kindergarten. Thanks.

These are so great. I plan to use them along w a game as

a weekly HW activity to do with their family. 🙂

That is an EXCELLENT idea! These math sorts really bring out ‘math talk’. I love the idea of having students explain their thinking to their parents 🙂

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE! Any chance a second grade version will be available soon?

They are now available 🙂 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2nd-Grade-Math-Centers-Math-Sorts-2979726

Do you have the math sorts for second grade, would love to use them! Thanks

Yes! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2nd-Grade-Math-Centers-Math-Sorts-2979726

Do these come with answer sheets for subs to have?

They currently do not come with an answer key, but I plan on working on this during the summer. I’m thinking of creating a video resource page to go along with the math sorts as well, so you can show the videos to your students.

If I purchase these (the 5th grade bundle from TPT) now within the next week, will the answers and video be available free?

Hi 🙂 The paper (PDF) answer key will be included, but I have not decided how to go about the video answer keys. I am still figuring out what would be the best way to provide them to teachers.

Any progress on this answer key? I also could not find videos.

Do you have these for 1st Grade?

Hi! They will be here soon. Thank you for your patience! I will add a growing bundle early in August.

I am also looking for these for 1st Grade as well

Hi! They will be here soon. Thank you for your patience! I will add a growing bundle early in August.

Hello!! Are the answer keys for 2nd Grade available? Or is this still a work in progress?

Hi, I am going to work on the 2nd and 5th grade answer keys next.

Do the math sorts fit best in a spiral notebook, binder, or composition notebook?